In a three-part series, EPPC Senior Fellow Stanley Kurtz warns that the nationwide campaign to press colleges to divest from fossil fuels “is economics Lena Dunham-style: an embarrassingly naïve and apparently futile stance by those who nonetheless hold the power to swing elections and shift the culture.” Mr. Kurtz exposes the “troubling ideology” of the campaign’s leaders, Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein, and he examines the “sorry state of campus debate.” Read more>>
George Weigel on the Evangelical Reform of the Catholic Church
In “The Evangelical Reform of the Church,” EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel, author of the new book Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church, explores “what distinguishes authentic Catholic reform from ersatz Catholic reform.” In this National Review Online interview, Mr. Weigel discusses the conclave that will elect the next pope and the challenges that pope will face. In “Sede Vacante,” he reflects on this unusual “period when the Chair of Peter is empty.” And in “Team America Shut Down,” he laments that the Holy See press office, through its latest “woodenheaded stupidity,” continues to show itself to be an impediment to, rather than an instrument of, the New Evangelization.
As the Vatican analyst for NBC News, Mr. Weigel will be in Rome through the papal election.
Non-Discrimination Principles Versus Civil Liberties
In testimony that he will present at an upcoming hearing of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, EPPC President Ed Whelan explains that “the sweeping application of non-discrimination principles poses an increasingly severe threat to civil liberties, especially to our first liberty of religious freedom.” Read more>>
Party, Heal Thyself
Writing for Time magazine, EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner encourages the Republican party to “become more modern, more reform-minded and more aggressive in repositioning itself through a series of policy innovations.” Read more>>
In a symposium marking the fifth anniversary of the death of William F. Buckley, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel celebrates Buckley’s “energetic commitment to the permanent things.” Read more>>
Obama’s Sequester Scare Tactics
“In the hands of a president committed to responsible deficit reduction, sequestration could be a powerful tool for good,” explain EPPC Senior Fellow James C. Capretta and co-author Tevi Troy. Read more>>
Moral Presuppositions and Politics
Moral truths exist, but it “would help our political culture if we understood that every one of us has an imperfect angle on reality and that our presuppositions refract truth,” observes EPPC Senior Fellow Peter Wehner. Read more>>